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    Default .35/30-30 Does anyone have any experience with this wildcat?

    I have caught the .35 caliber bug in the last year or so and am considering having my Win 94 30-30 re-bored to the wildcat 35/30-30. I have read that this is one of the oldest wildcat cartridges, so you would think there would be a lot of info on it. Yet I can't find much at all. If any of you have any experience with it, especially load data, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.

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    Some 35-30 book data for you to ponder. I've been thinking along the same line as you but I have no experience with the round yet.
    200jsp, 25g IMR4198, 1925fps
    208 cast lead, 25g IMR4198, 1895fps
    210 cast lead, 15g W630, 1520fps
    245 cast lead, 30g H335, 1770
    282 cast lead, 28g H335, 1700fps
    292 cast lead,33.5g W748, 1620fps

    I would think 4895 would be very good in it from what it does in 30-30 but the above is the only data I have found so far.
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    Wouldn't this just be a 35 Remington? Do they have a 35 Remington improved? A marlin 336 in 35 Remington would not have to be rebored for an improved cartridge. So this brings us back to the 348 winchester. I just dunno!! Good Luck

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    I would recommend a 358 Winchester if you have not yet cut or reamed your chamber.

    as for a 35-30 wildcat - This would be better known as the 35 WCF. Winchester dropped it when the Model 71 came out and they pushed the 348 Win

    a 35 Remington is still in production and is based on the 30 Remington case. It's a great out to 150 yd deer gun. Had one in a Remington Mod 8

    Brass? yes! 35 WCF can be had through Starline and Quality Brass. Get your checkbook out! it's spendy

    Tit for Tat a 35 WCF and a 35 Remington will be like comparing a 243 Win to a 244 Rem. The deer will not be able to tell the difference. The one thing that is certain is that I can tell you, everyone should have at least 1 35 cal rifle!

    I'd advise going with a 35 remington if you're going with a lever gun. Look at the 358 Win if your going with a bolt action <or>

    get a 35 Whelen because they are the 35 cal life of the party!

    I love wildcats, but I do not like to pay the same price for brass as what I could buy factory loads at Wal-Mart for (24 hrs a day)
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    Thumbs up more 35 cal useful information

    http://www.35caliber.com/index.html these guys will re bore and chamber your Winchester 94 for about 225.00 plus shipping
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    No firsthand experience, but a hunting bud had a Contender barrel made up. He wanted basic 35 Remington ballistics, but with a rim to overcome some problems he had with the Contender's rimless extractor. He didn't feel it offered enough more than a 357 Herret, so eventually had it rechambered to 358 JDJ. The idea of chambering it to a 94 appeals, but so would a 94 in 358 JSJ, if that was possible.

    Dunno, but I think you're on fertile ground. I'm really happy with my Marlin 336 in 35 Remington, especially with the RCBS #82028 cast 200 grain FN. That's an incredible cast bullet in 35 cal, both for target and game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whateveri8 View Post
    I would recommend a 358 Winchester if you have not yet cut or reamed your chamber.
    I would love to do a .358 Win but it is over pressure for a model 94

    Quote Originally Posted by whateveri8 View Post
    as for a 35-30 wildcat - This would be better known as the 35 WCF. Winchester dropped it when the Model 71 came out and they pushed the 348 Win
    Actually, I don't think you're right on this. The 35 WCF is a much larger case than a 35/30-30. The 30/30 has a head diameter of .506 and a case length of 2.0395, where the .35 WCF's head dia. is .543 and case length of 2.415 I'd rather stick with the 35/30-30 wildcat because 30/30 brass is plentiful.

    Quote Originally Posted by whateveri8 View Post
    I'd advise going with a 35 remington if you're going with a lever gun.
    I agree, the .35 Remington and this 35/30-30 are nearly identical in ballistics. If I already owned a Marlin it wouldn't be a question. BTW the .35 Remington is not based on the .30 Remington. They are two different cases. The .30's head dia. is .422 , the .35's is .460. That is the reason I cannot go with the .35 rem however because my 30/30 rifle is already set up for the .506 rim. Plus I like the model 94 better than the Marlin 336 anyway because they are smaller.

    Quote Originally Posted by whateveri8 View Post
    get a 35 Whelen because they are the 35 cal life of the party!
    I've already got a .358 Norma that'll do anything a Whelen will do. I'm looking more to the lower end .35's now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whateveri8 View Post
    http://www.35caliber.com/index.html these guys will re bore and chamber your Winchester 94 for about 225.00 plus shipping
    That's who my gun is going out to this week. I've already spoken to Jesse.

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